Because of the polar vortex, Lake Michigan stays frozen for the most part of the winter season. For example, when the temperature falls to -30C (-23F) during the peak of winter, it cause ice shelves deposit to form the lake frozen and hills formed from the waves crashing over existing ice piles.
During the time everything comes to end, no life can exist there, now you can think what happen to the marine under these shatter Lake Michigan. But the whole scene looks like a fairy tale. And when spring comes back, it brings life to the place as well everything that was destroyed by the ice transforms into a magical land.
Moving the water under the ice, push the plates to the ground, and smash them into fascinating patterns that you can see at South Haven’s pier. However, although people want to capture this beautiful phenomenon in their photos, the US Coast Guard warns that ice can only be viewed from a distance because standing or walking on an unstable surface is dangerous.
“No ice is safe ice especially this time of year,” US Coast Guard BMC Grant Heffner told MLive. “The ice is certainly deteriorating and breaking up.”
This frozen lake is one of the five Great Lakes in North America and the only one that is located entirely within the United States. The other four lakes are shared between the U.S and Canada. Lake Michigan is the second-biggest of the Great Lakes having volume (1,180 cu mi or 4,900 km3) and third largest by the surface area (22,404 sq mi or 58,030 km2), after Lake Superior and Lake Huron.
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